We always want to look and feel our best, don’t we? It pays to take responsibility for your health. As a result of doing so, not only will you feel better, you’ll look better, too. With this in mind, if you’re having trouble squeezing into your dance dress or pants, here are some suggestions to whittle that waist.
Diet to be healthy and lose weight.
Having stood the test of time, Weight Watchers is a program that, rather than tracking calories, assigns a point value to foods. Based on your weight, age, and activity level, you’ll be given a set number of points to use on a daily basis. In addition, the Freestyle program has a list of 200 zero point foods that you can use to help you stay within your allotted points as you lose weight. Going to weekly meetings helps to keep you accountable, but an online membership is also available.
iTrackBites.com is an app that tracks either calories or WW points. What’s more, it’s got the same features as the WW online program at a fraction of the cost. Because you’re using a generic WW calculator and tracker, you’re saving lots of money on the monthly WW fees while you lose weight and whittle down that waist.
This diet is based on foods that are eaten in Mediterranean countries such as Italy and Greece. Accordingly, it consists of lots of fresh fruit and veggies along with lean meats and fish. This way of eating is considered the reason many people in those areas have little of the lifestyle-related illnesses that Americans suffer from.
Someone following a Vegan diet refrains from eating animal products. This post gives a practical breakdown of what and how much to eat. Also included is a Vegan Pyramid Food Chart which is extremely helpful as a guide to a healthy Vegan diet.
The Ketogenic “Keto” Diet is a controversial way to lose weight that’s been very popular for the past few years. Where many diets focus on reducing fat consumption, this diet calls for high amounts of fat along with extremely limited carbohydrate intake. The result is the body burns fat for energy, rather than carbs. To stay healthy, limit animal-based fat and protein and replace carbs with fat and protein from plants like avocado, nuts, olive oil, and seeds.
Exercise will help you lose weight.
Any activity that gets you moving will have a positive effect and help with waist-whittling. Things like dancing, walking, swimming, and Zumba will easily help you trim down. The good news here is that you don’t need a lot of equipment and a big investment in order to enjoy these healthy hobbies.
Studying kickboxing or martial arts will build strength, power, and balance with the added benefit of learning self-defense. Weight training with free weights or on machines will help you reshape your figure by tightening and resculpting muscles.
Finally, those seeking a more peaceful way to shape up may choose to practice Yoga. As stated in www.doyouyoga.com, “Yoga may be intended as a way to calm the mind, but it also is a great way to get in shape and drop some weight.“
Oh, yeah, I almost forgot…another way to get in shape is to hang out with a toddler. Read this Dance Safari post, “A Trip to the Library with My Grandson, Logan“. LOL
Shapewear is a great way to whittle your waist.
Looking to smooth out some of the fluffy parts of your figure as you lose weight? I know, who isn’t? Shapewear is for anyone who wants to feel more confident in their clothes. Simply wearing the right undergarments will make stuff like back fat and muffin-top disappear.
There’s always the concern that your shapewear won’t stay put. You can avoid bunching, slipping, and rolling by making sure you’re wearing the correct size of high-quality shapewear.
Bodysuits pretty much cover like a one-piece bathing suit. The ultimate in corralling the torso, it’s especially helpful as you lose weight.
Shorts and leggings
Obviously, disguising the dimply appearance of the thighs and buttocks will appeal to some. This is where shapewear shorts and leggings come in. Additionally, shorts are worn under skirts and dresses, not only to help with static cling but to keep thighs from rubbing together.
If you’re more traditional, you’ll want to wear a slip under your skirts and dresses. Just make sure it’s high waisted and you’ll smooth out the belly and back as well.
When you just need a little help with your belly and butt, look for shapewear underwear. They’re kind of like a girdle, but are available in high-waisted styles which will smooth out and support the stomach and back. Some also lift the butt and whittles the waist.
Why not achieve a healthy weight, efficient muscles, and a smooth physique? What are you waiting for? Go ahead, get started!